Dear Band, Color Guard and Percussion Members and Families,
Not much news this week, and barring unforeseen developments, the e-news will take the July 4 weekend off. Keep working on that music for Movement 1!
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (next 2 weeks)
Tuesday 6/28: Color Guard rehearsal 2:00pm
Tuesday 6/28: Percussion rehearsal 4:30pm
Thursday 6/30: Percussion rehearsal 4:30pm
Tuesday 7/5: Percussion rehearsal 4:30pm
Thursday 7/7: Percussion rehearsal 4:30pm
MARCHING BAND PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT
Click this link to download a copy of our Parent Code of Conduct. Developed in conjunction with the Athletic department and supported by Principal Pat Watson, it is required that all parents/or legal guardians of Marching Band 2016 members (including Color Guard and Percussion) review, sign and turn in the attached form before their children begin summer rehearsals. All the band member’s parents are required to sign. Please be advised that if only one parent signs, the rules and guidelines still will apply to all parents as if all parents signed the document.
From Scrips Publicity coordinator Marci Grossman:
We’ve had a decent amount of scrip purchases so far for June, and the month isn’t over yet.
Some numbers I want to share are the year to date amounts. We have so far had over $25,000 in scrip purchases since January 1, 2016, and have raised almost $1400 dollars for the band and student accounts. The band needs every penny, and I love it when I make a payment for a band related item and I didn’t have to spend a dime to do it. A Win/Win situation. The fundraisers don’t get any easier than buying and using scrip.
All fundraisers are important, and everyone has their own preference for how to participate, but scrip is my favorite. I get to participate on my own schedule (no shifts to deal with), get a personal benefit (student account) from participating, and I’m thrilled to offer it to friends and family (it’s a very easy sale).
Every purchase brings a rebate, and 60% goes to the to student’s points account, while 40% goes toward instruments, sectional instruction, music program scholarships, equipment purchase, and other initiatives supported by the Band Boosters. Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/ and order SCRIP (gift cards). The rewards for every purchase add up! And the more people who participate, the faster the rewards grow. Questions about how it works? Please contact Marci Grossman. Of course, if you don’t want to buy scrip, you can always just make a donation to the band. The benefits of being a 501(c)3: A donation is tax deductible.
PHYSICALS REQUIRED FOR MARCHING BAND
Remember, all marching band participants must provide the completed medical forms before full-band rehearsals begin. Your family physician or a mini-clinic can perform a sports physical. It is a requirement from the State of Michigan that any athlete participating in a West Bloomfield School District sport or marching band will NEED a physical conducted AFTER APRIL 15 to try out or participate in athletics. Copies of the MHSAA Physical Form and Medication Form are found in the green enrollment folders. If for any reason you are not able to have the physical completed before the mini-camp, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.
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IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
July 12 – Band Parents Meeting
July 15 – July Marching Band payment due
July 25 – Brass/Woodwinds New member rehearsals begin
July 31 – Leadership Day
August 1 – Daily rehearsals begin
August 15 – Band Camp starts
August 15 – August Marching Band Payment due
Sept 6 – First Day of School – afternoon rehearsals begin
Sept 9 – First football game
Sept 10 – MCBA Field Day at WBHS
- Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, July 12, 7pm, WBHS
- Next BOARD MEETING is July 18 (to be confirmed), Location TBD